A super food and sausage — can a meal get any better than that? It does if it’s on the table in less than thirty minutes. That’s faster than a pizza, people!
I’m Polish, so it’s no surprise that I love this meal. Sauerkraut is a comfort food for me, but a healthy one at that. It’s fairly low in calories, so it is great if you’re watching your girlish figure or if you’re cutting for a competition. The addition of butter in the recipe helps boost the calories up some, so use more if you need it, less if you don’t, or even do a half and half mixture of olive oil and butter.
Fermented foods like this are great for the digestive system. It will help your system regulate your steak and bacon habits, if you’re picking up what I’m putting down. (If you’re not…it helps you poop!) The kielbasa is simple and precooked, so you’re just heating it with the sauerkraut and onions, and then you’re done. If you don’t like kielbasa, any smoked sausage will do here, or you can cook fresh sausage first, take it out and use the drippings in the pan and some butter to cook up the onions and sauerkraut, then add the cooked sausage back in. Want to get fancy? Add bacon, or a thinly sliced apple. The sky is the limit here, and it’s really hard to screw this up, people.
Sauerkraut & Kielbasa
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 Medium onion (diced)
- 16oz sauerkraut (drained, not rinsed)
- 1.5lb smoked kielbasa
|Heat butter over a large skillet on medium heat.|
|Add diced onions and saute on translucent, or about 5 minutes. (If you'd like, you can thinly slice up an apple and add this now, too.)|
|Drain your sauerkraut and add it to the cooked onion. Stir to mix, and cook on medium heat (while stirring occasionally) for another 2-3 minutes.|
|Slice your sausage into desired link size -- we prefer about 3-inch long pieces.|
|Turn the heat to low, add the sausage to the sauerkraut, and cook until warmed through, or about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.|